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June 30, 2009

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Fellow Traveller

You obviously didn't get the memo about how soldiers are now humanitarian relief workers with guns.

I don't think positioning my forces so that they encircle another nation's cities counts as withdrawal.

Richard J

We should feel proud of ourselves, I think. At the cost of several trillion dollars, several hundred thousand lives, etc. etc. we have created our very own Nigeria on the Tigris.

Phil

On the contrary, I think "combat-related activities" is more specific - "in the line of duty" just means the guy was wearing a uniform and receiving orders when he got hit.

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